Diehard Sonic The Hedgehog fans are totally shocked after seeing the speedy hedgehog teased on a new poster for the upcoming November 2019 movie adaption.
People can’t help but notice that Sonic looks mysteriously well-toned. His strange physique is clearly a departure from the short and chubby hedgehog video game fans are familiar with. Sonic’s body looks strangely human (look at those calves!) but still has the character’s iconic spiked hair.
Check out Sonic’s weird transformation that’s leaving fans pretty confused.
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) December 10, 2018
Adding to the confusion is the murky lighting on the poster that obscures Sonic’s face. People can’t figure out whether the film’s version of Sonic is supposed to be a human, a hedgehog, or something even more bizarre.
The weird Sonic poster is inspiring amazing memes on the internet right now.
look at what happens when you brighten sonic's face on the Sonic the Hedgehog poster pic.twitter.com/UV78cLMWj9
— Steve Zaragoza of The Valleyfolk (@stevezaragoza) December 10, 2018
my reaction to the new sonic movie pic.twitter.com/rabaKRJXwy
— ???????????? ???????????????????????????? ★ (@linmanuelmemes) December 10, 2018
I really don't see what the problem with the new Sonic design is TBH pic.twitter.com/HDhafHQMGA
— [ande dooting] (@quicksilvre) December 10, 2018
Sonic the Hedgehog leaked teaser pic.twitter.com/rqiRVFAEBi
— Christmas Goose ???? (@Goosenpai) December 10, 2018
not sure how I feel about this new sonic redesign. pic.twitter.com/EaenkbON8L
— Justin (@nothinbutlag) December 11, 2018
Many are comparing Sonic’s new look to the style of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.
I like how there are some people comparing this to Detective Pikachu. Yes both characters have been recreated for live action, but the difference is Pikachu still looks like Pikachu. Sonic looks like an experiment gone wrong. pic.twitter.com/zkOrgWE0Lm
— Cy???? (@Cybrid101) December 10, 2018
So which 2019 video game movie do you think is gonna be better?
RT for Detective Pikachu
Like for the Sonic movie pic.twitter.com/eFNSOAn5Cc
— Lampy @ Phoenix Wright for Smash *ON HIATUS* (@Ur_Boi_Lampy) December 10, 2018
Plenty of fans agree…there’s something strange about this new version of Sonic.
The new Sonic looks strange… pic.twitter.com/2HJUrwVzTm
— Blanco M. A. (@blanco2k1) December 11, 2018
They're giving Sonic the Tmnt live action treatment pic.twitter.com/ZrhZRXtyxo
— . (@raddybro) December 11, 2018
This whole thing with the CG Sonic movie is weird. You know what I wanna see? An actual blue hedgehog with gloves and sneakers, not cartoony or stylized in any way, and he just rolls around like hedgehogs do, just like… really fast
— The Moosey Moose that smells Moosey (@Moosifer001) December 11, 2018
People are hesitant about Sonic getting the “live action” treatment.
why did they give sonic a weird tiny human body just let him be a cartoon man
— Milk????Drinker (@DelphinoHotel) December 11, 2018
Question: Why the fuck does sonic have a human body? It’s not even humanoid at this point. He’s just a fucking human with a weird head.
— The Final Chad (@T4X_EV4DER) December 11, 2018
Believe it or not, some are arguing that Sonic’s new look is actually sexy.
Just got off my flight and everyone on my TL is arguing about who’s an idiot this and is sonic too sexy that
— Rafi Schwartz (@TheJewishDream) December 10, 2018
Is it me or does Sonic look hot? I'm getting a sexy vibe from all those muscles!
A first look at the Sonic the Hedgehog movie poster divides fans https://t.co/9aj9vx531y
— ♡GoPackGo♡ (@LaurenAKnight) December 10, 2018
They made Sonic with a sexy human body. Sonic is going to fuck.
— Ned Lobster (@JoshJDee) December 10, 2018
Sonic purists definitely aren’t okay with this, but maybe the movie won’t suck! We hope the chili dog-loving hedgehog won’t turn out looking like some dude in a fur suit.